Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
Haunting photographs depict the dead as "still with us."
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
Bitcoin is often derided as volatile, but a new report suggests there is a method to the madness.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
The Baltic nation rolls out an unlikely tourist attraction: 47 weird ice cream flavors.
Mexico City, already progressive, takes more steps to protect its LGBT+ citizens.
According to international law, the seabed belongs to everyone.
‘Micro snails’ we scraped from sidewalk cracks help unlock details of ancient Earth’s biological evolution
Scientists discovered microbes that have lived on Earth for millions of years.
YouTube's constantly changing hate speech and harassment policies beg the question: Where exactly is the line?
Two maps show two very different takes on the huge discrepancies in U.S. life expectancy
The accelerated expansion of the Universe is one of the greatest puzzles today. Could this out-of-the-box idea explain it without dark energy? When it comes to our quest to understand the […]
Why not just put your detectors in place of a giant mirror? “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” –Yousuf […]
Life may not be a rarity after all, but the result of a certain set of conditions.
One graph claims to show the inverting relationship between inequality and opportunity. The Great Gatsby Curve sheds light on one of the key issues of our time.
And even with them all in place, what do we still not know? “The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of […]
All pointing toward the Standard Model plus General Relativity not being all there is. “The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely […]
A timelapse of the Perseid meteor shower, with 27 separate images containing 29 meteors merged together. (Image credit: Trevor Bexon, under cc-by-2.0, via flickr) 200 meteors per hour is only three […]
A few weeks ago Mayor of London Boris Johnson said some questionable things about IQ tests and the benefits of greed, income inequality and shaking boxes of cornflakes. Dorothy Bishop wrote an […]
Today’s breaking news was, of course, that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare”. In what will doubtless go down in American history […]
The weekend is a good time to get some culture, and since there are a lot of things lately that I’m enjoying, I figured I’d write one completely miscellaneous post […]